Featured Health — 20 July 2020

Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been declared as a global pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization). According to health experts, until the vaccine is available to eradicate this virus, we have to depend on our immune system to combat this viral infection.

While it is important to maintain proper hygiene like frequently washing hands and using alcohol-based sanitizer when you’re outside your house and wearing a mask, you also need a strong immune system during COVID-19 spread.

This is because individuals with any pre-existing illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory issues and cardiovascular disease are at a higher risk of being infected by serious COVID-19 complications. It even also aggravates with age because immunity tends to decrease as one gets older.

In the younger generation with no underlying health condition, COVID-19 can only cause minor infections if your immunity is strong. Therefore, it’s important to boost immunity.

Ways to Boost Immunity

Here are some simple ways to improve immunity at home:

Improve Your Diet

Having a healthy diet is important to boost the overall health and immune system. You must eat a low-carb diet to control high blood pressure and sugar levels. It also helps in slowing down diabetes. Eat green leafy vegetables and salad with every meal. Also, consume supplements high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for a daily dose.

Some natural immunity boosters available at home are turmeric, ginger and amla (Indian gooseberry). Do include them in your diet to improve the immune system. Moreover, probiotics like yoghurt and fermented food are great sources for rejuvenating the composition of gut bacteria that are important for nutrient absorption by your body.

Stay Hydrated

Daily drink 8 to 10 glasses of water to keep your body hydrated. Hydration is important to flush out toxins from the body while reducing the chances of infections and flu. Also, have coconut water and juices of citrus fruits to beat the summer heat.

Do Regular Exercises

Along with a healthy diet, you must follow a regular exercise routine to release toxins from your body. It’s best to exercise for 30 to 45 minutes daily and depending on your stamina. During the lockdown, it’s the best time to begin exercising and boosting your body immunity. You may even follow a YouTube channel to follow a workout routine.

Don’t compromise on Sleep

Sleep is also important to reset your body systems so that they can function properly. With proper sleep, you’ll feel fresh and energetic every day while your immune system will also be on the top of its game.

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